American Sign Language - Signing Naturally - Introduction
Signing Naturally offers a Student Videotext and Workbook for Level 1 as a supplement and reinforcement to classroom instruction. These resources will provide you with a way to review, practice and retain what you have learned in class. Level 1 consists of twelve instructional units but we will only cover Units 1 – 6 in this series. In Units 1 – 6, you will learn how to exchange personal information, e.g., give your name, tell where you live, talk about your family. During class we will learn through handouts, practicing with each other, and group work. You will learn how to make appropriate introductions, how to get attention, how to negotiate the environment of signed conversations and basic Deaf culture.
We hope, with this Signing Naturally series, ASL students will sign naturally, interact comfortably and show awareness of and respect for the Deaf community. Come and learn how American Sign Language proves to the most subtle, elegant and powerful language full of rich, complex culture.
Students are required to purchase the Signing Naturally Student Level 1 Workbook (authors Smith, Mikos & Lentz - Publisher, Dawn Sign Press), approximately $35.00, which includes a DVD. The workbook is offered online at a variety of sites. Students purchase this book on their own.
Course: PD14-1814: American Sign Language - Signing Naturally - An Introduction
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Week One Introduction & Overview of the course
Week Two / Unit 1 Introducing Oneself
Week Three / Unit 2 Exchange Personal Information
Week Four / Unit 3 Talk About Surroundings
Week Five / Unit 4 Tell Where You Live
Week Six / Unit 5 Talk About Your Family
Week Seven / Unit 6 Tell About Activities
Week Eight Cumulative Review of Units 1 – 6
About the Instructor
Christina Whitehouse-Suggs, MDiv, BA:ASL, CI/CT
Christina Whitehouse-Suggs, a native of Miami, Florida, has been a nationally certified interpreter for over 12 years. She holds a Master of Divinity from Campbell University, a Bachelor of Arts in American Sign Language and Theatre Arts from Gardner-Webb University, and Certificates of Interpretation and Transliteration (CI/CT) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
Currently, Christina is a community-based interpreter in private practice and co-pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in West Columbia. Her interpreting experience includes political, medical, legal, educational, theatrical and much more. She enjoys teaching ASL and mentoring novice interpreters. When she’s not chasing her one and eight year-olds or cheering at a football game with her husband of over 14 years, Christina can be found on one of the local stages in Columbia pursuing her other passion, acting.
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